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July 2nd

Court moves forward on delinquent fee collections

July 2, 2013

Scofflaws, take heed. Mono County Superior Court is coming after you. The county board of supervisors voted Tuesday, June 18, to move forward on a preliminary agreement with the court to collect outstanding fines from anyone who has committed an infraction or failed to appear in court as far back as 20 years.

The “enhanced” revenue collection agreement to fund another part time position at the court will bring millions of dollars to the court, which is facing some steep state funding cuts.

July 1st

Another rescue, this time in Clarks Canyon climbing area

July 1, 2013

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 30, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber in the Clark Canyon area.

A 59-year-old climber from San Francisco was reported injured while climbing in the Clark Canyon area.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team and Mono County Paramedics were called out to aid in the rescue of the injured climber. The female climber was climbing the “Al’s Garage” climbing route when she dislocated her hip.

‘Accidental’ shooting wounds two

July 1, 2013

Father, son injured at Bridgeport range

A 57-year-old man and his 30-year-old son needed medical attention after a “possible accidental shooting” at the Bridgeport gun range.

The incident, according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, happened about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25.

Details of how both men, neither of whom was named by the department, came away wounded remained muddled, as of press time.

Tourist numbers continue surge

July 1, 2013

Double-digit increase from 2012

Tourist visits to Mammoth continue to outpace last year’s numbers, according to the newest monthly tracking report from Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

Room occupancy in May averaged 22.9 percent, up 34.1 percent from the 17.1 percent registered in 2012. 

The actual revenue per available room also was up, by 36.7 percent. The revenue figure was $30 per room, up from $22 a year ago.

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